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Arcade Fire's Newest Single Off to Career-High Start on Rock Charts

Arcade Fire, "Everything Now"
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Arcade Fire, "Everything Now"

New single “Everything Now” debuts at No. 11 on Hot Rock Songs, the band’s highest-charting hit yet.

Arcade Fire is off to a strong start with its latest single “Everything Now,” achieving career bests on multiple Billboard charts, including its highest rank ever on Hot Rock Songs.

The song -- the band’s first for Columbia Records -- starts at No. 11 on Hot Rock Songs, eclipsing the Canadians’ previous peak of No. 14, with “Reflektor” (Sept. 28, 2013). The track debuts with a combination of airplay, sales and streams, moving 6,000 downloads and 1.7 million domestic streams in the tracking week ending June 8, according to Nielsen Music.

“Now” also lands the band’s best debuts on the Adult Alternative Songs and Alternative Songs airplay charts at Nos. 17 and 26, respectively, besting the No. 25 start of “Keep the Car Running” (April 21, 2007) and No. 28 on Alternative Songs with “Reflektor” (Sept. 28, 2013).

Additionally, the track bows at No. 10 on Rock Digital Song Sales, Arcade Fire’s first top 10 there.

“Now” is the title track from Arcade Fire’s upcoming fifth studio album, which is set for a July 28 release and is its first since departing Merge Records. A tracklist has not yet been revealed for the remainder of the album, though the band did release another single, the protest anthem “I Give You Power” featuring Mavis Staples, earlier this year to coincide with President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the song peaking at No. 18 on Adult Alternative Songs (March 4).

Reflektor, the band’s previous album, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated Nov. 16, 2013, selling 140,000 copies in its first week.

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